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Gun Violence Still Wreaking Havoc — Five killed in less than two weeks

Licec Bastian
Journal Staff Writer

A 34-year-old male is the country’s latest homicide victim, following another murder
in New Providence which has pushed the murder count in The Bahamas to 80 for
2023, based on The Journal’s records. The victim was gunned down in the early hours
of Wednesday morning at his family’s home on Malcom Road.
Police said they were alerted to the area of Malcom Road, west of Winder Terrace by
its Shot Spotter Technology sometime around 2:28 a.m. When officers arrived to the
area, they met the unresponsive inside a red coloured vehicle suffering from apparent
gunshot injuries.
While police have yet to release the identity of the victim, The Journal’s sources
identified him as Dieunouvil Henriquez.
Henriquez’s death came just over a week after his older sister, 36-year-old Vanessa
Alsaint, was killed in a traffic accident on Bernard Road on October 10.
According to police, she was a passenger in a grey Toyota Rav4 which was being
driven by a male when it collided into a utility pole. The incident unfolded shortly
before 2 a.m. and as the pair traveled east on Bernard Road, the driver reportedly lost
control of the vehicle.
Emergency Medical Services responded and transported both victims to the hospital,
however the female succumbed to her injuries while receiving medical attention.
As for Henriquez’s killing, officer in charge of the Criminal Investigation Department
(CID) Chief Superintendent Michael Johnson told reporters on the scene Wednesday
morning that the victim was known to police.
“Sometime shortly after 2 a.m. [Wednesday] morning police were called to this area,
Malcom Road, as a result of gunshots being heard. On their arrival they met the body
of a male in a small jeep, he was suffering from wounds consistent with gunshots,”
Chf. Supt. Johnson said.

“EMS were called and they checked the body and discovered that there were no signs
of life.”
This homicide was the fifth in less than two weeks.
T’iano D’Haiti, who was out on bail for a 2014 murder and was being electronically
monitored, was shot and killed on Monday on Market and Deveaux Streets.
Three murders took place in the Chippingham area between October 7 and 13,
including the stabbing of 52-year-old Solomon Williams, who was found with
multiple stabbed wounds on Saturday, October 7 by a neighbour on Rosebud Street.
Thirty-one-year-old Tavaris Moss was charged with the murder of Williams, his
neighbour, when he appeared before Magistrate Algernon Allen. Jr last Friday.
He was remanded to the Bahamas Department of Corrections and returns to court on
January 23, 2024.
Two other males were shot to death less than 24 hours a part. Leroy Deangelo
Knowles was killed at his place of employment, J and Z Car Wash and Auto Detailing
on the corner of Baldwin Avenue and Eden Street South, just one corner from his
home on October 12; while a 44-year-old male who was known to police and out on
bail for murder was killed on October 13 on Tyler Street, off Boyd Road.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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